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Monday, November 24, 2014

We started a new Bible study last week, and I just enjoy posting some tidbits from the homework throughout the week. We just started "believeing God" by Beth Moore.

"Nothing will enhance abundant life more than beginning our day expecting God and ending our day remembering God."

~Such a simple thought....but so worthwhile!

(In reference to Hebrews 11:6, but can be applied to any scripture...) "Over the weeks to come , we will treat this Scripture like a diamond, turning and tilting it at different angles in the light of divine insight so that we can behold its numerous dimensions."

~Part of the reason I love doing Bible studies.... dissecting scripture!

"We can't experience the fulfillment and enjoyment of God's perfect will for our lives without present-active-participle believing God."

~We need to more than just believe *in* God. We need to believe His words.

"Sometimes we don't need more of anything [ referring to asking God for more faith]. We just need the courage to exercise the faith that we already have."

"We will find that we can walk on water in many areas while drowning in unbelief in others."

~LOVE this. So spot on!

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FUNNYGIRLJESS 11/24/2014 6:31PM

    guess my church offers them, but not at a good time for me

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FUNNYGIRLJESS 11/24/2014 6:30PM

    you're lucky to be in a bible study..i can't find one in my area

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Childish Behavior - scared beyond belief.

Monday, November 17, 2014

This is a long and convoluted story...but I need to vent. I am so unbelievably angry.

Eight years ago my sister got a job at a hotel with an attached bar/lounge/restaurant. Almost immediately her and the bar manager decided to start a relationship. She found out that he was married but was told that him and his wife were "on the outs". According to him she was just a mean person. Sis was naive and in love and believed him. I knew about this affair. I advised her against it, but not much else I could do.

They had a relationship for 3 years... he loved her, she loved him. He continuously lied about his relationship with his wife. Well....Sis got pregnant. (Greatest blessing in my life!!!!!) She ended it with James (the married boyfriend) because she realized he had been lying the whole time. She had the baby (with me as the birth coach and cutting the cord, etc.)

Fast forward 5 years, James' wife found out. Surprise surprise. She's pissed. (Rightfully so. Completely understandable.) However, she's decided to be incredible juvenile and just downright mean and vindictive about everything.

She is forcing James (who has wanted nothing to do with Maddie (his love-child with Sis) her entire sue for 50/50 custody. Jen (the wife of cheating - James) spent months and months harrassing Sis; calling and texting, yelling, calling names, blaming, telling her she's lying about everything.

Then she decided that since I had known about the affair and never told her, she was going to try and ruin MY life as well! (The police AND my counselor both agree I had no obligation to tell her.) After the months of harrassment, I finally convinced Sis to go to the police and file a harrassment charge against her, just so she would leave us alone. She did NOT like this.

She threatens Sis by saying "if you don't do this.... I'm going to call the clinic (where I work) and tell them she looked at [my son's] chart when he broke his arm." (Which, I didn't.)

She then changed it to "If you dont do this...... I'm going to get Erin fired for telling people I was pregnant." (Which, again, I didn't. The only reason I knew she was pregnant was because her husband told my Sis....who vented to me about it.)

Changing your story doesn't exactly bide well for your case against me. *Sigh*

Then after a verbal altercation over the phone (yes I said some not nice things, but when you threaten my sister and try to take away her kid (the love of my life)...I'm going to get upset.) She said these words to me "Im going to the clinic tomorrow to tell them you looked in my chart. They will take my word for it. They will fire you without even investigating." (So doesn't that right there prove you're lying?)

So now, I have a huge meeting with all the big-wigs at corporate tomorrow for a "Major Compliance Violation"....

What kind of adult does that?! Trying to ruin someone else's life just because your's isn't great? None of this is my fault. I didn't condone the behavior. I told Sis it was wrong, but I couldn't STOP what was happening. Had I told Jen about it, she wouldn't have believed she STILL doesn't believe most of what Sis has told her about what actually happened. Moreover, had I told her and the affair stopped.... I wouldn't have my Maddie....who although not my birth the absolute love of my life.

Anyways....if you know anything about healthcare, you know how strict they are about the HIPAA/Privacy policies. They could very well fire me if it comes down to her word versus mine....just to avoid a lawsuit. I am so frustrated. Trying my best to give it God. He knows I haven't done anything wrong. But it's still a scary position that I'm in. (If I was for some reason let go because of this...I doubt I would ever get hired in health care again.)

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 11/23/2014 10:08PM

    Hugs. I hope it goes well!

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NSCARNEY 11/19/2014 11:57AM

    Ugh! You poor thing. Stay strong, stay true, give it over to God, but do try to find legal representation!

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PHEBESS 11/18/2014 2:52AM

    Wow, what a mess!

But they can't fire you without any kind of proof, can they?

I'd suggest you talk to HR, and if you're in a union have your union rep or union attorney present at the meeting. You need to have people who have your back, who understand that this is a personal vendetta by a crazy woman against your family, and that her allegations are false. 100% false.

And please keep us posted!

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CJBAGGINS 11/17/2014 3:28PM

    This sounds incredibly scary. I will pray for you that not only the truth will come out in the end, but that you are able to give it all to God, and trust in His guidance and will in this situation.

Take care of yourself, and continue to uphold your own values and the truth.


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ROSEWAND 11/17/2014 2:24PM

    Do you have legal representation? It sounds like
you could really benefit from your own lawyer.

If you would be fired, you could have a law suit.


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NELLIEC 11/17/2014 2:01PM

    All I can say is that I am praying for you. It sounds like she doesn't care about being truthful; she just wants to hurt as many people as she can.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Savannah Georgia

Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service....only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food....NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.

As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation........"We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek".... The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation.....The homeless man sitting in the back stood up..... and started walking down the aisle.....the clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him....he walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment....then he recited

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning...many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame.... he then said....Today I see a gathering of people...... not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples...when will YOU decide to become disciples? He then dismissed service until next week....... Being a Christian is more than something you claim. It's something you live by and share with others.

(Taken from the Savannah Georgia FB page. No other credits/sources listed.)

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NELLIEC 11/17/2014 1:55PM

    I have read this before, but it is worth reading again.

Our church had a homeless man visit many years ago. A fair number of people greeted him, but I was told there was one person who said under their breath to him that "we don't want your kind here." He never came again. When I heard what was said, I was deeply sorrowed. I have heard about his background, that he is a Vietnam vet, and has flashbacks to that horrible time. I know that he is supposed to take a medication to help him, but most of the time he does not take it. For a while he took it and was taking better care of his appearance during that time, but evidently quit taking it. One time when we were waiting in a line at the food bank, he started pointing off in the distance and was saying what he saw, which was not there.
He still wanders around town. Sometimes he has a place to stay and sometimes he doesn't. I pray that he has a place to stay during this extreme cold!!!

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Thanksgiving Challenge...worth your while!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I've decided to start my own FB Thanksgiving Challenge .

*copied from my FB.*

If you are physically able.... go donate blood this month. Be THANKFUL that you don't NEED to receive blood.

( I always thought I was ineligible because I was on medications, but there are actually very few meds that disqualify you from donating. Check the list!…/Blood-Don…/becoming-
a-donor/index.htm… )

Please give this some serious thought! Afraid of needles? It's a few minutes of pain and fear to save someone's life! Isn't it worth it?

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BAREFITNESS 11/14/2014 12:42AM

    Would love to donate too, but also ineligible due to living in Europe during the early 80's. I am a registered organ donor :)

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NELLIEC 11/13/2014 2:48PM

    I was going to donate blood at one time, but was told that I am ineligible because of my various health conditions.

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Government Regulated Enforcement of.....

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Government Regulated Enforcement of..... the Ten Commandments?!


A post about gay marriage on FB got me thinking about this. For the record, I do not "support" gay marriage. However, it is not my place to tell someone "how" they are or aren't allowed to sin. (I may think homosexuality is wrong, but I will not dislike or judge any homosexual. As goes the saying "Do not judge me because I sin ddifferently than you.") This is what got me thinking about this topic.

As far as I know, the only reason gay marriage isn't allowed is basically because the Bible says homosexuality is wrong; whether or not people want to explain it like that, that's what it comes down to.Is there any other reason for the government to not allow gay marriage? (Legitimate question. I'm genuinely curious.)

I am indeed FOR separation of church and state for the main reason that I wouldn't want any other religion forced on me. Just because "my religion" is the "main" religion of this country, doesn't mean it should be forced on people. (How will that save anyone anyways?!)

Everyone sins. Plain and simple. There is not a single person out there who does not sin. So would I then support a law making, for example, eating 4 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in one sitting illegal? (I probably should....the scale would thank me.) But, gluttony is, after all, a sin. And if we as a nation are making sins illegal, then gluttony should be illegal as well.

But then, murder is illegal. And since all morals come from Christ (because otherwise there would be no moral compass,.... Because if evolution was indeed true (which science has time and again proven impossible) then killing would not be wrong. Go ahead and look at all animal Ever see a lion get in trouble for killing another lion?) then murder being illegal is indeed legally enforcing the Ten Commandments.

So where do we draw the line? How can the government tell someone that thier sin is wrong...but mine is ok?

What are your thoughts?

(Not trying to offend anyone here. Genuinely thinking about the topic and looking for your thoughts, regardless of whether they match mine.)

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BAREFITNESS 11/13/2014 12:15PM

    I'm kind of with Nellie, it isn't about religion or sinning but protecting a person's rights. I'm not so sure the Bible was as clear on homosexuality as Christians claim (and often hear them dismissing the entire Old Testament). If I had not been raised in the church, and never read the Bible or knew of the Ten Commandments ~I wouldn't know being a glutton was wrong ;) (and in some states the government is trying to control that with laws....NY for example with how large sugar drink can be, smoking laws, etc.) Murder for humans is wrong because you have taken away someone's right to life lol A lion is usually killing you for dinner!

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NELLIEC 11/12/2014 2:11PM

    I think that a large part of the laws are to protect people from other people trying to infringe their rights. Such as the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And that is where infringing God's law comes into play since Christians are supposed to love God and love others as themselves. If we murder, lie, have sex with someone else's spouse, etc., then we are not loving them as ourselves. We are mentally saying ME, ME, ME!

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